Killed by a wedgie
A 33-year-old Oklahoma man has been charged with killing his stepfather by giving him an "atomic wedgie" that caused the victim to suffocate on his own underwear.
Brad Lee Davis was charged with murder in the death of 58-year-old Denver St Clair in a drunken family fight at a residence just east of Oklahoma City.
PENGUINS CLIMB WALLS
Emperor penguins are having to struggle up 100ft walls of ice as warmer temperatures force them out of their traditional breeding grounds. The march was spotted by British Antarctic Survey scientists in satellite images of four colonies.
The birds normally breed on thin sea ice, close to easily accessible food sources. But ice forming later than usual in recent years has compelled them to move.
A French comic who is considered anti-Semitic was banned from performing last night just hours after a court in Nantes said he could go ahead with his show.
As conflicting rulings by French authorities over Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala's act sowed widespread confusion, riot police carrying shields blocked access to the Zenith theatre in the western city of Nantes. The 47-year-old comedian has been convicted more than a half-dozen times for inciting racial hatred.
FOUND BY LOST SHOE
US marshals have apprehended a fugitive two years after he left a shoe behind while allegedly trying to storm a home with others. Mario Andreas Godinez (20) is facing a charge of attempted murder. Officers say he and two others are accused of attempting a 2012 break-in in Colorado.
Godinez allegedly shot through the front door. He was arrested at a home outside San Antonio, Texas.
ICE TREATS FOR ANIMALS
Brazil is sizzling, and with the heat index sometimes soaring above 120F (49C), keepers at Rio de Janeiro zoo are giving the animals ice lollies to beat the heat.
For the big cats, there are bloody 60lb blocks of ice and raw meat. There are bucket-sized cornucopias of iced fruit for Ze Comeia, a brown bear rescued from a circus, and a supply of chilled bananas for Karla the elephant.
Fishermen in Mexico have found two rare conjoined grey whale calves that died shortly after being born.
Biologist Benito Bermudez says the whales were found alive in the Baja California Peninsula but lived only a few hours.